Lionel Messi

Messi Gets Beat By A Machine

It’s very, very rare that Messi is surprised by something on the pitch.

So you can imagine how I reacted to seeing him bring his hands up to his face in disbelief after having his shot saved. The fact that someone stopped his shot in the first place would have been surprising enough, but when I realized that that “someone” was actually a “something,” I was just as overcome as he was.

I have no idea what the machine is called, and I have no idea what I would name it. Messi Stopper 3000 sounds cheesy; Keeperly is too cliche.

How Barcelona Could Retain The Treble: Rumored Starting XI

Barcelona have won the treble with possibly the deadliest front three in the modern game, and there is simply no stopping them. As Messi, Suarez and Neymar (MSN) now fight against each other in the Copa America, Luis Enrique is busy behind his desk in Spain creating the next squad that can sustain the current reputation. Which, let's be honest, is as hot as the Hindenburg right before it exploded.

Here are some of the possible line-ups Luis Enrique could use to ensure back-to-back championships:

Option 1 – Play Messi Wide, Send In Pogba As Reinforcement

Neymar Just Showed He Will Never Be As Good As Ronaldo Or Messi

There has been a lot of talk over what will happen once Father Time takes his toll on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo; who will take their place? Many are quick to throw out names such as Pogba, Hazard, and Neymar. These names are all certainly nothing else than the most talented young players on the planet, but they are no Messi or Ronaldo. 

Defenders Got Seriously Embarrassed This Year. This Video Is Proof.

Beating a defender in soccer is addicting. It’s addicting to pull off, and addicting to watch. When your team is up, it honestly can become the sole purpose of playing — what’s the point of scoring another goal when you already are up 5? You are trying to embarrass the other team, and they know that you are trying to embarrass them. Solid tackles and clever nutmegs become infinitely more important than perfectly weighted passes and disciplined positioning. Pretty soon your team is cheering a sweet move more than goal.

Is Messi The Best Ever? Not Without International Glory First.

Here’s a question for the ages: Can Lionel Messi be considered the greatest footballer who ever lived without winning a trophy in a major international tournament?

The answer is a definitive “no.”

Messi Has Erased His Rivalry With Ronaldo With A Single Answer

It has long been suspected that Lionel Messi is not of this planet.

Copa America 2015: What To Expect, The History and The Four Favorites

South America’s most important and illustrious football tournament kicks off today. The Copa America 2015, live from Chile.

Interestingly, most people do not know the Copa America is actually the oldest continental football tournament in the world.

Messi Is Facing Jail Time And His Lawyers Might Not Be Able To Save Him

The s*** is hitting the fan in just about as slow-motion of a fashion as possible for Lionel Messi. 

Lionel Messi and his father, Messi Sr., first appeared in court over allegations of tax fraud in September of 2013 in Gava, Catalonia. What started there as a dispute over “the routing of 'image rights' income through offshore tax havens” has turned into a protracted legal battle over the years.